Category: October 2011

To grade or not to grade?

My class are in the midst of finishing various class tasks, taking end of year diagnostic tests, finishing off projects and the odd test too. The usual end of year routine for many schools. However we no longer grade any work in year 5, instead my co-teacher and I write extensive comments, designed to assist
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Learning with BTN

Behind The News is an Australian student current affairs program produced by the ABC. It can be watched on the television or directly from the BTN website. it has been a long tradition at my school for Year 5 students to watch BTN on a Friday afternoon. In the five years I have taught year
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